Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

Soy is now South America’s most traded agricultural commodity – with production soaring in response to growing global demand, largely for soy as an animal feed to keep pace with our appetite for meat, eggs and dairy.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19


Being able to understand if supply expected from Europe needs to be re-routed and sourced from Asia or South America is important when entire channels become unavailable. One US-based ToolsGroup manufacturing customer sources parts from several Chinese and Italian suppliers.

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Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50


FIGURE 1: LAG ON 2016 RATES BY TRADE LANE (Source: Freightos International Freight Index). Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50.

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

Consumption, especially of ‘luxury’ products such as coffee, tea and chocolate, is expected to increase substantially, in particular in the emerging economies in the Far East, South America and parts of Africa.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities.

Asia, better brace yourself for Usagi! He’s not in a good mood…

Supply Chain View from the Field

One idea: import manufacturers might diversify production partner locations instead of having all of their product sources in a single basket. The next big disaster of 2013 could be the Category 5 Typhoon Usagi that is set to hit Taiwan, Hong Kong and China Mainland this Sunday.

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Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.


To mitigate the investment and production loss in Tianjin, JLR has planned new production centers in continental Europe and South America. China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled.

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

When the added costs of transportation and inventory working capital impacts are added, there is a solid logic to bringing manufacturing back to North America. Mexico has become more attractive, and many companies are looking at alternative sourcing in Latin and South America. Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?


Its growth—use increases by 11% per year—has ignited a battle among companies to produce the cheapest alternative source: batteries. Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson’s TMC Division Enters South American Marketplace. Transportation Department pushes tough oil train standards – sources (Reuters). With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries


We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. Sourcing from multiple countries can present a headache. Domestic and overseas sourcing are two of the options that each potential e-commerce business need to choose from.

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Ivalua Sees Accelerating Momentum with Another Record Year in 2018


2018 new customers include industry leaders such as Ericsson, Strabag, the State of Ohio , Saab, Dole, Baylor Scott & White Health, Bpifrance, America Movil , Danieli, Michigan State University , Orange and over 40 other of the most admired brands.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes


He has put together some great advice here about how the TPP is going to dramatically impact the supply chain landscape in the near future… Supply chain decision makers play a continuous game of identifying what and where to source raw materials, the most cost effective location for assembly, and the most efficient structure of their transportation network, to achieve the ultimate goal of low COGS, good quality and delivery to their customer base in an efficient timeframe.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We predict six key business process areas will be impacted by the need for better business analytics: design, source, make (manufacture), deliver, and market (sell).

Random thoughts on “close-to-home-shoring” based on my travels last week…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Like me, he also believes that US and Canadian companies will be taking a much closer look at Mexico as a source of “closer to home shoring” Not only do Mexican business people speak English (for the most part), but they have a strong business work ethic, respect legal intellectual property laws, and are willing to do what it takes to be competitive.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

This research is a key source of information that not only identifies macro trends and how the logistics discipline is impacted, but also details ways that company leaders can capitalize on the recovery as it occurs,” Blasgen said. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to major industrial and consumer companies throughout the world.

How to Support Black-Owned Ecommerce Businesses + Resources for All Brands & Consumers


Sarah took it on a trip to Central and South America where it held up while she trekked through the hot, humid weather.

Harvey and Irma’s Effect on the Logistics Industry

GTG Technology Group

Here’s why Houston is so significant to transportation: Most goods transported from Mexico and South America go through Houston before being routed to their end destinations. Sources: [link]. How Hurricanes Affect Logistics.

Trends 2019: Food

Enterra Insights

They predict, “Culinary inspiration from Asia, Oceania and the western coasts of North and South America may be seen on more menus and retail shelves next year. ”[6] Also on the rise, according to many sources, is the consumption of insect proteins, veggie meats, and lab-grown proteins. Benchmark analysts note, “Chefs are looking for new sources of protein. Food preferences, like fashion, change with each new generation.

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Striking a Balance

Supply Chain Nation

In 2002, there were two employees who worked at L.L.Bean in our Costa Rican sourcing office, facilitating vendor management in Central and South America.

Supply Chain Risk and Climate Change, Part 1

Enterra Insights

From the deadly earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Indonesia, to the multiple hurricanes that have struck South America, to California’s raging wildfires, it seems that such disasters are becoming more and more commonplace. Analysts from Source One write, “From an environmental perspective, the consequences of the Earth’s climbing temperature are pretty clear cut.

Striking a Balance

Supply Chain Nation

In 2002, there were two employees who worked at L.L.Bean in our Costa Rican sourcing office, facilitating vendor management in Central and South America.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America


Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

and South America, collects, cleanses and commercializes logistics trade data from over 50 nations across 5 continents, including key markets in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the European Union. Happy New Year!